Mauricio Pochettino confirms Hugo Lloris will keep Tottenham captaincy after drink driving admission

Hugo Lloris will keep the Tottenham captaincy despite admitting guilt to a drink driving charge earlier this week, has confirmed.

The 31-year-old Frenchman was banned from driving for 20 months and fined £50,000 following his guilty plea.

Tottenham’s skipper admitted being more than twice the drink drive limit when police stopped his Porsche Panamera in London at 2am on August 24.

The court heard Lloris provided a sample containing 80 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit in England and Wales is 35 microgrammes..

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When police stopped the vehicle, they discovered vomit and said Lloris had to be helped from the car.

The World Cup winner will miss this weekend’s match against Liverpool with a hamstring injury but his club will not be taking any additional action.

‘Of course. He’s the first that regrets everything, and all that happened yesterday is not good.

‘Of course he doesn’t feel great. He said he was guilty of this situation. He made a mistake & has suffered the punishment of society.

‘It was a mistake & then we are men & women – we can all make mistakes. It’s a massive lesson to everyone.’


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